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FAQ about the registration procedure

This is a list of frequently asked questions on how to register your doctoral thesis in Lund University's Publication Database. For other questions, please contact the responsible person at your faculty or institution, see Contact persons.

  • Log-in information (Lucat).
  • Information on the title of the doctoral thesis, ISBN etc.
  • Abstract in English, and preferably also in Swedish.
  • Information about the public defence of your doctoral thesis, venue and date, etc.
  • The doctoral thesis in full text as a PDF document for archiving.

You can save an incomplete registration and return to it at a later time.

Our page publishing a doctoral thesis in full text.

This should be done well in advance to the public defence of your doctoral thesis. Contact the person at your faculty or institution for more exact information regarding the registration deadline.

See the column for the contact person.

Before you send your doctoral thesis to be printed, it must have a unique ID. This is called an International Standard Book Number (ISBN) and is usually printed on the flyleaf of the doctoral thesis.

You can find information about how to obtain an ISBN number on the University library  web pages.


When you have registered your dissertation a message will be sent to the contact person at your faculty or institution, who will approve the registration. You will receive a message when the registration is approved and your thesis is visible in LUCRIS.

Contact the person responsible at at your faculty or institution. See column for the contact person.

If the publisher of the doctoral thesis is you or the University, the pdf file can be made publicly available in LUCRIS in conjunction with registration.

Our page publishing a doctoral thesis in full text.

Every doctoral student is to submit three complete copies of the doctoral thesis (one copy of licentiate thesis) to the University Library at Helgonabacken. Each copy of the doctoral thesis should contain a document data sheet.

Note! If you are a doctoral student at the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology, do not submit your thesis to the University Library. Your faculties will handle it for you.

Do you prefer to send your dissertations by post? Please address to Universitetsbiblioteket Box 3, 221 00 Lund. Do not forget to mark the envelope with "Dissertations" and to write your own address – we will send you a note that we have received your thesis.

University Library

The doctoral thesis should contain an abstract sheet with information about the public defence of the doctoral thesis. The links below provide templates for this:

Document data sheet (PDF)

Document data sheet (RTF)

Contact person

Mathematics / Faculty of Science
constance [dot] holmback [at] science [dot] lu [dot] se (Constance Holmbäck)
046-222 44 24

Faculty of Medicine
Anette Saltin
046-222 49 26

Faculty of Engineering (LTH) and IIIEE
Helena C Hansson 
046 222 97 50 

Faculties of Humanities and Theology
Kristina [dot] arnrup_thorsbro [at] kansliht [dot] lu [dot] se (Kristina Arnrup Thorsbro)
046-222 83 15

Faculty of Law
Helena Josefsson
046-222 10 95

Faculty of Social Sciences
Helen Wiman
046-222 48 35

School of Economics and Management
charlina [dot] lunvald [at] fek [dot] lu [dot] se (Charlina Lunvald)
046-222 41 73

Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts
Annika Michelsen
040-32 54 96